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Color Issues on Film [closed]

I started shooting this July. I seemed to have a hang on color exposure and though I routinely overexposed pictures at first, the pictures eventually started coming out more vibrant. The last few ...
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Why did my night pictures turned out so foggy, light or too bright?

I received my developed pictures and many of them are foggy. It seems that some shot with similar light is foggier than the others. Can it be that something went wrong in the development process, is ...
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Type G film camera - can i use new kinds? [migrated]

I just bought a Kohka 418 Super 8 Camera, but I have a important doubt that I should have thought before. In the place that it says the ASA/ISO number that the camera uses, it also says "TYPE G ...
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Did i accidentally rewind my film?

I am a complete newbie to film cameras and I'm experimenting with my dad's old Olympus Accura zoom xb700. I put the film in and the S moved and everything, then i took a picture and it showed "1&...
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Shooting mystery film found in 1930s camera

Recently I purchased a German fold-able camera which was produced in about early 1930s. Got it from camera collector who told me he never tried that camera. To my surprise when I got this camera home, ...
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Metering red lights in film photography

I’m a film user and I measured this using a sekonic L508 meter. The light is led continuous light reflected to the ceiling. Why is the face detail blown when I used the light meter? Does red light ...
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Is a classic analogue printed film photo CMYK?

The ultimate point I'm trying to solve here is - is there any point in scanning printed photos with a wider gamut than sRGB? I'm assuming such as standard analogue Kodak negative film printed to ...
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SLR light meter won't turn off and inaccurate

I had my ricoh xr500 CLA'd (i.e. sent to service) a few days ago. I noticed the light meter no longer shuts off and it does not display accurate measurements. Before I had it CLA'd the meter is ...
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Maximum useful resolution for scanning 35mm film

I have no particular project in mind so I'm just asking in order to have a better understanding: Let's say I'm an artist shooting pictures with a 35mm camera and my point would be to make really big ...
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Disc film cameras that use replacable batteries?

I have some Disc Film in the fridge that I would like to use, that I got from a film lot. It seems unlikely that anything amazing will come out of it, but experimenting is part of my process and some ...
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Analog film camera not taking multiple pictures

I have recently purchased a Canon Sure Shot AF-7 which appears to be in excellent condition. However, when I do not have film in it the shutter, flash etc. works perfectly well but after loading the ...
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How would I manually compensate +1 stop on my light meter using the ISO setting?

I am new to film photography and just wanted to double check something I am confused about. So imagine I am using a fully manual film camera with an older light meter in the cold shoe. No exposure ...
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Ricoh YF-20 film loading issue

I recently purchased a second-hand Ricoh YF-20. I loaded the film as best I could, shut the back door and loaded the 2 AA batteries. Immediately, a load motor sound came from the camera and the film ...
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Help: only 1 out of 36 exposure 35mm film was developed

I am a complete beginner film photographer. I just sent my 35mm film to be developed and only 1 picture was returned to me. Whilst I am a beginner, the camera is half automatic and a green light ...
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The film in my film camera won't rewind. 31 frame flashes intermittently

I'm new to film photography. I recently tried to use the old film camera I had lying around the house, a Kodak S1100 Xl. I shot 31 pictures but couldn't proceed to shoot more as the LCD display showed ...
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Pinholes in 35 mm slides

While scanning many 35 mm slides (mostly Kodachrome and its successors, i.e. Kodachrome II and 64), I noticed what appear to be pinholes in the emulsion, perhaps on the order of 10 or 100 microns. The ...
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Do you advance your film to a new frame before or after taking a picture?

On a camera in which the film advance is not coupled to the shutter, do you advance it to a new frame after releasing the shutter, or wait until you're next ready to shoot before winding it on? If you ...
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Film issue after changing battery on point and shoot

I have a Praktica M60 26mm Glass Lens camera and the battery ran out and i had to change it while i was 11 photos into the film. I changed the battery and it went back to zero. Does this mean I'm ...
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Why is there a strange tint and grain in my film photos?

I'm a complete newbie to photography, and I started out on an old Nikon FM10 that runs on film. I got back my first roll after development and most of them are either over or under exposed. Two of the ...
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Batch scanning of family archive: speed of flatbed vs. film scanners?

I want to scan a large archive of family film negatives, and am pondering between buying a flatbed versus dedicated film scanner. While quality is still important, we are not aiming at too high ...
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What could cause these spots on my scanned negatives?

I just had 4 rolls of film processed and scanned, and have been emailed the scans but have not seen the actual negatives yet. The first thing I noticed is some spots in exactly the same location on ...
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How far will my film counter read?

Camera: Yashica Electro 35cc Do film counters have a hard stop or will it just circle back to S or 1? I'm afraid that my film counter will have a hard-stop somewhere after "36". I was ...
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What are these light circles over my photos?

I got a Voigtländer Vito BL recently. I tried it, and noticed that some of the photos came out with a big light circle right in the middle. I have tried searching for circles, stains, orbs, etc., but ...
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What does number after apostrophe mean on a photo?

Sometime I see photos on the Internet where some number inscripted, like on the image below. I would say that it's a day/month/year, but I doubt, particularly about the last one, because photos I saw ...
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Mirror occasionally sticks up

I have an old analog MAMIYA camera. I'm not sure about the exact model as it is not listed anywhere on the device (picture included). Recently the mirror started sticking in the up position ...
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Does the film counter point to the number of photos taken so far, or after this current shot?

I know this is a dumb question, but I recently inherited my first film camera, a Rollei B35. After loading the film, I had to fire the shutter a couple times to get the film counter in the window to &...
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Nikon MF-29 date back usage and imprint location

I've pulled my F-100 out of the cupboard to use this weekend and remembered that it has an MF-29 date back. However I can't remember exactly how the date back works, neither do I have a manual for it,...
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How can I accelerate a film's expiration date?

Recently I saw expired film photos and I liked them a lot. I've been shooting on film for a year and a half now and I feel like trying new things. I want to try this thing myself, but before I do, I ...
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Can a LCD projector imprint an image onto a light-sensitive paper?

I am trying to develop an experiment in which I would expose a fast-framed video (almost timelapse-y) to a light-sensitive paper for a short amount of time as in the same process used to make ...
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Blank circles on BW film

I just developed a film that came out with transparent circles placed randomically on it and transparent edges. Example showing the beginning of the film, the shots that always come out totally ...
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Bulk C-41 color negative film?

In searching "wholesale film", I stumbled upon bulk loading. However, I noticed that most bulk film available are either black and white, or ECN process color film. Does anybody know why ...
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Flash sync cable does not control aperture priority film cam shutter speed

Film camera: Yashica electro 35cc (35mm) Flash: modern Nikon speedlight Is it possible to shoot at f1.8 with a speedlight on a film camera? Sensibly and according to sources, my film camera is ...
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Sticky expired film

I have recently (2-3 weeks ago) bought a lot of expired films and they stayed in my bag since then. I wanted to use one of them (color plus 2007/2008), but the film was very sticky and almost all ...
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Why did my 35mm scans come out with this white grain?

So I recently found my Grandfather's old Pentax ME, I just finished my first roll and noticed that the scans came out very white/grainy. I am wondering if this could be an exposure issue, it was new ...
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Light leaks all over the photos

It is my first time using a film camera and I've developed my first roll of film, Lomography CN 400. The camera is a Fujifilm MDL-9. I know that my problem is light leaks and it's coming from the ...
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Does anyone know of any flashes that would work on an old Konica FP-1?

My mum recently gave me an old Konica FP-1 Program which she got in the 80s. I'm in by no means a professional or even an amateur really, but I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction ...
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What is the advantage of C41 with separated bleach and fixer baths?

What are the advantages of performing the C41 process with separate bleach and fixer baths rather than a single blix bath from the commonly available Unicolor/CineStill/etc kits? If there is an ...
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How to coax 8-sec shutter on aperture prio film cam?

Camera: Yashica Electro 35 cc Hi guys! Multiple records about my camera model indicate that it has a shutter speed range of 1/250 to 8sec. However, I recently tried to photograph an orange streelit ...
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Increase shadows and contrast but keep developing time standard with TMAX 400 Film

I would like to increase contrast make it stronger / darker with TAX 400 Film but keep developing time standard. Do I have to push this film or underexpose it? If underexpose then by how much? I would ...
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Which step/component of film photography matters most when trying to get a very vintage, grainy look?

In my experience with digital photography, I've been told (and believe) that the lens and post-processing matter far more in the process of making a desired photo than the camera used does. I've ...
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Can “extensions” be put on a Canonet QL17?

I'm about to get into the world of film cameras and have decided on buying a Canon Canonet QL17. However, it has a fixed lens and a large part of my photography involves wide-angle and telephoto ...
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Do negative digitalization apps work with unprocessed film?

Recently I found 3 unprocessed film rolls like this one: Can I extract the films from the rolls and scan them using some app like KODAK Mobile Film Scanner?
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Transition between different film/sensor generations

During the history of photography, there has arguably been no component which has improved as much as the medium which records the light. The mainstream has gradually moved from glass plates, to 5x4&...
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Replace a broken SLR mirror with a cut HDD?

I love film cameras and repairing them. However, I often encounter cameras with broken and scratched mirrors. Is it possible to use some old HDDs and cut them to replace those mirrors ? I want to ...
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Where to get old K-14 movie film, that was exposed in the 1970's, developed in color?

I have 2 rolls of K-14 movie film that have sat undeveloped since the mid 70's. Who can develop this now in color? These undeveloped home movies have apparently sat in the can unprocessed since about ...
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What is causing the light leak in my Hasselblad A12 back?

I have this consistent leak in the middle of my frames. I thought that I had at first messed up replacing the seals, but the leaks persisted after I replaced the light trap once more. There is some ...
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What kind of photography is this?

Digging through a file of (very) old family photos, I found a couple of photos like this: The thing is about 10cm (4 inches) height, and it looks like a film glued to a fairly thick cardboard. This ...
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How do I produce a microscopic-size slide for stanhope

Is there a way to produce a microscopic film on a glass slide because I am trying to create a stanhope. For example in the image shown below, the image film is around 3 - 4mm. And also is it possible ...
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I accidentally opened the back of an automatic wind unwind point and shoot camera

I'm not sure how many shots i have shot about 10 and i dont rememeber if it unwinds or winds after i closed it back. Will my film roll stay on the unexposed or it will go back to the first frame? My ...
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What is the benefit of agitating gently, particularly with pushing Kentmere 400?

In this post about pushing Kentmere 400 to 1600, it talks about gentle agitation: agitate very gently (like with the little swizzle stick thing from the Patterson tank) for first 30 or 45 seconds, ...

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